Chew on This: Are There Michelin-Quality Restaurants in Washington?

By: Kate Nerenberg

In restaurant critic Todd Kliman's chat today, a reader asked, "In your opinion, are there any Michelin-quality restaurants in Washington? If so, which ones would make the list?" The Europe-based guide, whose stars—restaurants can earn up to three—are some of the highest honors in the international dining world, has American editions in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. Kliman noted that there are fewer and fewer restaurants in Washington that practice the "very formal, very highly orchestrated service" that Michelin reviewers reward. But, he said, that's "a good thing. I don't equate that sort of formality with quality." If the guide were to come here, Kliman guesses that the following restaurants would be included: Citronelle, Inn at Little Washington, Adour, the Source, Restaurant Eve, CityZen, and Minibar. What do you think: Should Michelin review Washington restaurants? If so, which places should get one star, two stars, or three stars?   

Let us know in the comments. 

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